Meaning of BUOYANT in English

BUOYANT

buoy ‧ ant /ˈbɔɪənt $ ˈbɔɪənt, ˈbuːjənt/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Spanish ; Origin: boyante , from boyar ; ⇨ ↑ buoy 2 ]

1 . happy and confident:

Phil was in a buoyant mood.

2 . buoyant prices etc tend to rise:

a buoyant economy

3 . able to float or keep things floating:

Cork is very buoyant.

—buoyantly adverb

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.